Looking for budget flooring help
Later on this year my husband and I will be moving into the house where I grew up. We have indoor pets, so the flooring will need to be replaced in the house. We will do the main part of the house first and replace the rest as funds allow. The main part of the house is a '78 double-wide mobile home with the original carpet. It has to go!
With all the work we are going to have to do on our current house and the work on this house, there isn't much of a budget to speak of. And remember, this is a mobile home, so we aren't expecting luxury flooring.
My parents are building a new house and they went with tile and Earthwerks vinyl planks (the ones that snap together and I think glue down - not the ones where the planks are glued to each other.)
Our first priority is budget and second is how it reacts to pet accidents and being easy to clean up/not damaged by them if we don't see them quickly.
So, should we focus on sheet vinyl that we have installed by someone else? I am guessing there will be about 1500 square foot and we are fine doing everything in the same design - probably a medium faux wood. Would sheet or plank be cheaper to install? I would think the sheet would be.
We have a flooring company here in our town, but I don't like the person that mans the retail part - the installers are okay. We might still go through them, but I would rather do my research elsewhere and limit my interaction with the sales person as much as possible.
Thanks for any direction you can give me.